Saturday, February 26, 2011

I shouldn't have an opinion about this

If seven year's ago you asked me, "Jon, if you had to pick just one...would you go to a Sesame Street production or something put on by Disney?" I would have looked at you like like I had just found extra terrestial life and then tried to quickly come up with a smart ass reply.

Turns out I have a preference. The music, storys, costumes, sound, lighting and any other performace value you can think of are better at......wait for it...... Disney. We braved the remains of Friday's snow storm to go see Elmo at the Palace last night. While it was mostly empty due to the weather, it was also thouroughly under-whelming. When compared to similar shows put on by Disney that have come to the area (Toy Story 3 on Ice and some morning TV stage show for example), the Disney shows are actually impressive. There was one song/dance number that was impressive enough to make you wonder how they were physically doing that on stage. Elmo...not so much.

And while I handing out opinions I shouldn't have, Yo Gabba Gabba freaks me out. 


  1. "Yo Gabba Gabba" freaks me out as well, but I find that I'm kind of mesmerized by it at the same time in a "What were these people ON when they were coming up with this????" kind of way.

  2. It's really bad when one of their songs get stuck in your head. The Fresh Beat Band (I don't trust them either) have a few songs that can spend days rattling between your ears.

    I wonder if my parents thought the same thing about the Muppet Show or something else I used to watch. With 20/20 hindsight, I bet you could have found a lot of pot on the set of The Magic Garden. Although that might have been a New York City area show.

    My mother seemed to like the Muppet Show but I don't recall my dad ever paying attention to kids shows.